Warmun puts you a doorless helicopter flight away from one of the best kept secrets on Earth, the Bungle Bungle Range of National and World Heritage listed Purnululu National Park. Some 350 million years in the making, this curious and captivating range remained hidden from the outside world until as recently as 1983.
Also known as Turkey Creek, Warmun is the closest settlement to Purnululu. Take the two hour drive south from Kununurra or the one hour and 40 minute drive north of Halls Creek and swap four wheels for two helicopter blades to take in the full spectacle of the beehive domes and hidden palm-filled gorges of the Bungle Bungle Range from the air. Scenic open door helicopter flights and one or twoday tours depart regularly from Warmun.
Another amazing way to admire the rich natural tones of the outback is to pay a visit to Warmun Art Centre. A creative meeting place for senior and emerging contemporary Indigenous artists of the local Gija community, the art centre displays their unique expressions of Gija country and Ngarrangkarni (Dreaming) stories.
Throughout the 1800s, Warmun was a regular stop on the old stock route between Wyndham and Halls Creek and the small settlement of Turkey Creek would quench the thirst of weary cattlemen with a 'Kimberley cool' beer. With no other means of refrigeration, the locals packed beer bottles in crates filled with straw, covered by wet a sack and placed them in a breezy spot to cool.
Today, the modern Turkey Creek Roadhouse is owned and operated by the Warmun Community, offering travellers the convenience of a general store, fast food, restaurant, motel accommodation and a caravan park.